- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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31 May 2015 Peljesac Peninsular
This little corner of Croatia is perfect for us. For now that is.
I have to admit that as we planned and packed for the trip, accommodating Brutus was a problem to be solved. After the last two weeks I have to admit, it is worth sharing the bedroom with him, occasionally!
We have had the most amazing outings along the Jeljesac Peninsular - some shorter ones on ...
... until military force and Serbian refugees left the country. Bosnia was a whole other beast. I've read anywhere from 140,000 to 200,000 deaths during the near decade long struggle between Croats, Bosniaks (Muslims), and Serbs. The complexity of Bosnia was that these three main groups were so inter-mixed within the region. Most say Milosevic (President of Serbia) was committing genocide to create larger areas Serbian-Bosnia regions, and ...
... and funding disparity between the 2 sides of the town and just to make sure nobody can forget the past a good proportion of the city still stands in ruin, scarred and broken by bombings and machine gun fire.
I cannot see it ever being possible for the people to heal and move on when this is still the case.
But back to Bata's craaahaaaazy tour!
So for the first hour or so of the tour we didn't travel very far but covered off both ...
... international students from around the world. It was the first building to be rebuilt after the war, while the rest of the square still stands in ruins. There are several four- and five-story shells of buildings just across the street, rooves and windows missing, chunks blown out of their brick walls. The bank also stands in this square, a large, diamond-shaped cement tower, all of its glass missing, that served as a sniper hideout during the war. It is now covered in ...
... br> A brief history from an on-line source (not Wikipedia):
Mostar was founded in the 1400s and flourished during the succeeding four centuries of Ottoman rule. Along with the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the city was occupied by Austria-Hungary in 1878; in 1918 Mostar was included in the newly established Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later ...